12:00 PM: 4.45 Mile Run – COMPLETED
Happy New Year and I am officially back in the office (insert tears and cries). I miss my babies like crazy but I know that they’re with the best grandparents we could ask for (twice a week with my parents and twice a week with Pedro’s parents). So I can’t complain. It’s FREE daycare and they get to spend it with people that love them.
And again, as I stated in my last post, I was able to get Fridays off (indefinitely with same pay and insurance paid for), free lunches and an hour to workout. And while it was sleeting at lunch, I still took advantage.
And when I came back, this was waiting for me.
Was it tough? I mean, almost 4 months off. How do you prepare with TWO babies and going back to work?
Well, I did do 5 loads of laundry (still need to do 2 more). I picked out all the kids clothes for the rest of the week and placed them in a basket in order. I made sure their diaper bag was filled with extra clothes. I packed my running clothes and got all my pumping things together. I prepped Monday and Tuesday’s dinner already — just needs to be baked. I prepared Pedro’s lunch and my breakfast and snacks (since I get free lunch).
What was the main issue? How the baby would sleep (and in my case both babies). Here’s how the night went.
8:00 PM: Babies had bath and I read them 6 books (After I told Lili story time was over, she knew how to win me over — she picked out a book I love and asked to have that book read. I couldn’t say NO).
8:45 PM: Lights out.
9:00 PM: I text P to come in and help put her to sleep because Revenge was starting and I did not want to miss it. So Sebastian and I left room and I knew she was going to have a fit. This is what I hear:
Lili: Where’s mommy?
P: She’s in the bathroom.
Lili: Where’s my baby brother?
P: He’s in the rocker.
Lili: I want to see my baby brother.
P: No. It’s time to sleep.
P: I’ll sing you a song. (He sings song after song after song).
Lili: Okay, enough singing. Where’s mommy?
REPEAT 3x before passing out.
10:00 PM: Bring baby to crib.
10:30 PM: Lili wakes up crying for me. I pat her back and put her back down.
11:00 PM: Baby wakes up. I feed and we fall asleep in bed together.
3:45 AM: Lili wakes up and comes into bed with baby and I (AND ON A TWIN BED).
4-6 AM: BOTH BABIES STILL UP. AUGHHHHHHHH. They finally fall asleep.
7:00 AM: Sebastian wakes up and I feed him.
7:30 AM: Change Sebastian.
7:40 AM: Get ready for work.
7:50 AM: Wake Lili up and get her dressed.
8:05 AM: Leave house.
8:15 AM: Arrive at my parents.
9:01 AM: Get to work.
Lili had the cutest conversation with me this morning. While I was getting her dressed I said to her:
Me: Lili, I’m going to miss you and your brother today.
Lili: Don’t cry, Mommy.
Me: Okay, I won’t.
She is the sweetest. Of course when I was leaving she said to me, “Okay, you’re coming right back!”
What was the longest vacation you took from work? 4 months was really the most for me. And it wasn’t a vacation, though I enjoyed staying home — it was the not getting paid for 10 weeks that KILLED ME!!! AHHHH… Why can’t I win the lottery?